Average Annual Death Toll: 55,000 to 70,000
Man's best friend is responsible for an average of 28 deaths in the U.S. per year. But there's something far worse than a dog's bite, alone.
The real killer is what a dog can carry: rabies. With tens of thousands of humans dying from the disease every year, a whopping 97% of those cases are caused by a dog bite.
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